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I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways I know to win your case. Published in 2002 the principles and much of the verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA.
How to download VA benefit letters
To receive some benefits, Veterans need a letter proving their status. Access and download your VA Benefit Summary Letter (sometimes called a VA award letter) and other benefit letters and documents online.
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To say retired Army Sgt. Carlos Cruz depends heavily on his service dog, Hannah, is an understatement. Cruz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from service in northern Afghanistan where he hunted for enemy explosive devices.
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Clumsiness or cruelty? Trump now deporting military veterans, in violation of federal rules
Another established norm trashed as ICE deports undocumented veterans, and then apparently loses their records
The barrels are labeled as containing either 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T, commonly known as Agent Orange, which was widely used during the Vietnam War and has been linked to a number of illnesses, including cancer.
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This is a part of the effort being made to overhaul the existing VA computer system. The current system is mostly a
dumpster fire where legacy software programs don't speak to each other, older hardware fails and sets in
action a cascade of delays and out of date information isn't purged regularly.
So far this is pure data...you'll find a lot of information here but to do anything with it you'll have
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But if you're one of us who want to see the real information, the laws, the rules and the regulations that affect your
interactions with your VA, this is where you start. I have to advise that you're going to need a real computer. Trying to explore
this on a phone is going to be terribly frustrating. You'll also need a high speed connection...anything less will drive you nuts
as there is a lot of data to transfer.Your local public library is a great place for a veteran to sit quietly and
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Here are a few of the thousands of bits of information you ask for every day.
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GAO-19-438R: Published: Jun 17, 2019. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2019.
The VA recently began sending out letters to veterans in receipt of a total disability rating (100 percent) based on individual unemployability (IU) that detail the department's new process for verification of employment status. The letters include some confusing language that the VA is working to clear up.
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